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Rams RB Cam Akers logs full practice Thursday ahead of Super Bowl 56

We break down the news that Cam Akers is dealing with a shoulder injury, and what it means for the Rams ahead of Super Bowl 56.

Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers (23) runs the ball against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half in the NFC Wild Card playoff football game at SoFi Stadium. Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday 2/10 update — Akers logged a full practice Thursday, which backs up Sean McVay’s comments about the running back looking ready to go in the Super Bowl. The running back will split carries with Sony Michel and Darrell Henderson Jr. if all three backs are good to go.

Wednesday 2/9 update — Akers was limited at Wednesday’s practice, which is a good sign after missing all of last week. The running back would be in line for significant carries if he does suit up for the Super Bowl.

Friday 2/3 update — Akers didn’t practice all bye week with his shoulder injury and is projected as questionable. He still has a very good chance of playing, but we’ll want to see him return to practice next week.

Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers did not participate in practice on Thursday of the bye week before Super Bowl 56 due to a shoulder injury. He was also listed as a non-participant on Wednesday during their walkthrough. Head coach Sean McVay didn’t seem too worried about Akers’ absence.

This is most likely precautionary more than anything with the team getting one of their vital offensive weapons some rest while they can. The fact that Akers is on the field practicing at this stage is miraculous considering that he tore his Achilles in the training camp back in July. Rehabbing for just under six months, he returned in time for the regular season finale and has gotten plenty of touches within the offense ever since. He has run for 154 yards since his return.

Fantasy football implications

We’re still 10 days out from the game itself and that means plenty of time for his shoulder to heal up.